• Michael Cohen Helps New York State Pursue Tax Case against Donald Trump's Foundation

    30 days ago - By Fortune

    A day after President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight charges in federal court, New York's state tax agency has subpoenaed Cohen for records relating to the Trump Foundation-at Cohen's prodding, according to his attorney.
    The Department of Taxation and Finance confirmed the subpoena to several news outlets, including CNN .
    Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, told CNN on Tuesday night that his client had information “of interest both in Washington as well as New York state.” The New York Daily News , citing an anonymous source with direct knowledge, reported...
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  • Newspaper front pages from where Trump held his rally Tuesday night perfectly illustrate how Americans see the news differently

    30 days ago - By Chron

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    Three of the four West Virginia newspapers included President Donald Trump's rally on the front pages on Wednesday rather than the guilty convictions of his former attorney Michael Cohen and campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
    All four newspaper front pages included Trump's decision this week to do away with coal emission standards the Obama administration implemented.
    It shows just how different the news can be for Americans.
    Three of the four West Virginia newspapers included President Donald Trump's rally on their Wednesday front pages rather than the guilty convictions...
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  • New York state has subpoenaed Michael Cohen as part of a probe into the Trump Foundation

    New York state has subpoenaed Michael Cohen as part of a probe into the Trump Foundation

    30 days ago - By Business Insider

    Investigators in New York state have issued a subpoena to Michael Cohen as part of their criminal probe into the Trump Foundation.
    As a close Trump confidant, Cohen could potentially be a significant source of information for investigators looking into whether Trump or his charity broke state law or lied about their tax liability.
    New York state's inquiry into the Trump Foundation's activities originally began as a civil lawsuit filed by acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood in June.
    Just a day after Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight felony counts in the Southern District of New...
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  • Trump on hush-money payments: 'They didn't come out of the campaign - they came from me'

    1 month ago - By Chron

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    President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News set to air Thursday that the hush-money payments arranged by his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen to the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels and the former Playboy model Karen McDougal came directly from him.
    "They didn't come out of the campaign - they came from me," Trump said in the interview with "Fox & Friends."
    Cohen pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes on Tuesday.
    During his plea entry, Cohen said the illegal campaign contributions to Daniels and McDougal were made at the direction of Trump to influence...
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  • Cohen's lawyer's cryptic claim that his client knows of a Trump-linked Russia conspiracy could be a 'game-changer' for Mueller

    Cohen's lawyer's cryptic claim that his client knows of a Trump-linked Russia conspiracy could be a 'game-changer' for Mueller

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Michael Cohen's lawyer suggested that Cohen has information about President Donald Trump's knowledge of Russia's election interference and failure to report that to the FBI.
    If Cohen does have such information and it can be corroborated, "I think that's HUGE," said one legal scholar.
    Cohen's plea deal currently does not include a cooperation agreement, and his lawyer likely dangled information about his client's willingness to work with Mueller in order to secure a cooperation deal.
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    Lanny Davis, the defense attorney representing...
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  • Michael Cohen's attorney: The 'final straw' for Cohen was Trump's disastrous summit with Putin, and he now feels 'liberated' after making a deal with prosecutors

    Michael Cohen's attorney: The 'final straw' for Cohen was Trump's disastrous summit with Putin, and he now feels 'liberated' after making a deal with prosecutors

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Lanny Davis, an attorney for President Donald Trump's former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen, told Business Insider on Wednesday that his client feels "liberated" after cutting a deal with prosecutors.
    Davis challenged Trump to deny Cohen's assertions "under oath," like Cohen was when he made them to a federal judge on Tuesday.
    Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight counts.
    Cohen said under oath Trump "directed" him to violate campaign-finance law just prior to the 2016 presidential election to boost his candidacy.
    Lanny Davis, an attorney for President Donald Trump's former longtime...
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